Rurik George Caton Jutting:  Police found the bodies of two women in his apartment. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

A court in Hong Kong has adjourned the trial of a 29-year-old British banker charged with killing two women until July because of the length of tim(...)

 A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Investors’ Intelligence poll of newsletter writers has seen the biggest fortnightly jump from bears to bulls in more than 40 years. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Where has all the fear gone? Last month, the S&P 500 was in correction mode, and the Vix, or fear index, was soaring as traders bought protection (...)

Martin Wheatley, chief executive officer of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), speaks during a news conference following an announcement by the FCA, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority yesterday, about penalties given to five banks following a global foreign-exchange rigging probe. The FCA said its fines relate to “ineffective” controls at UBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, and HSBC,  that allowed the banks to put their “interests ahead of those of their clients, other market participants and the wider UK financial system.” (Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg)

In an early morning chat, three senior currency traders at some of the world’s biggest banks weighed the pros and cons of admitting a fourth member(...)

29-year-old British banker Rurik Jutting (C) is guarded by police on his way to the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts in Hong Kong, China today. Photograph: EPA/Apple Daily

A 29-year-old British banker appeared in a Hong Kong court today charged with two counts of murder after police found the bodies of two women in his (...)

Ciarán O’Leary, partner at Earlybird Venture Capital in Berlin

If the Web Summit is an X Factor for start-ups, then the venture capitalists are its Simon Cowells and Louis Walshes. More than 700 investors –(...)

A broker looks at his screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany today. The stock index DAX fell under 8500 points. (Photograph: Michael Probst/AP)

The global economy faces its biggest test of confidence since the European sovereign debt crisis as investors fear it’s running out of engines. Japan (...)

In London, supermarket giant Tesco was back under pressure with a decline of nearly 3 per cent or 4.6p to 180.6p. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

European stocks were little changed today as investors signalled they are likely to hold fire until they see stronger signs of a recovery. Values slu(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen during her monthly news conference yesterday in Washington, DC. US stocks advanced yesterday, sending the S&P 500 Index above a record closing level, after the Fed pledged to keep borrowing costs low for a “considerable time” after its asset-purchase programme ends. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Hopes that the world’s central bankers will continue to support economic recovery gave European markets their first lift in nine days yesterday. (...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen addresses a Senate banking committee hearing in Washington, DC, yesterday. She told lawmakers the central bank must press on with monetary stimulus as “significant slack” remained in labour markets and inflation was still below the Fed’s goal. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US stock markets rose yesterday, adding to earlier gains as investors bet that the US Federal Reserve would not adjust guidance about how soon it w(...)

British lender Barclays has axed 2,700 jobs at its investment bank this year as part of a wider cull of 19,000 roles over three years

The banking sector’s long and painful restructuring accounted for a further 1.2 per cent fall in staff numbers at Europe’s biggest lenders in the firs(...)